£100 fine for drivers who hog the middle lane and drive angry
Police will also be able to penalise drivers who refuse to give way at junctions, force their way into a queue of traffic or use the wrong lane at roundabouts. Anyone doing handbrake turns and the like will also get similar punishments.
There'll also be increases in fines for not wearing a seat belt or for using your mobile while driving.
"Careless drivers are a menace and their negligence puts innocent people’s lives at risk," said Stephen Hammond, transport minister. "That is why we are making it easier for the police to tackle problem drivers by allowing them to immediately issue a fixed penalty notice rather than needing to take every offender to court."
"We are also increasing penalties for a range of driving offences to a level which reflects their seriousness and which will ensure that they are consistent with other similar penalty offences."
Until now, these crimes were tied up in bureaucracy, the driver had to be stopped by a police officer, summons had to be issued and evidence presented in court. Now, punishments can be much swifter.
Edmund King, AA president, said: "An increase in the standard motoring fixed penalty fine will help deter those who commit motoring offences including mobile phone use. We are also pleased to see that at long last new powers and fines will be given to the police to tackle the top three pet hates of drivers – tailgaters, mobile phone abusers and middle lane hogs."